Wall Thickness

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Anyone have a link to an easy to use aquarium wall thickness calculator for acrylic? Or a table would also do.
 

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All Acrylic used for Aquariums should be Cell-Cast. Do not use Extruded for anything taller than 12" tanks
Basic thickness guidelines are as follows and only applies to tanks 8 feet or less in length:

Aquarium Height
Sheet Thickness
1 to 12 inches high
1/4 inch thick sheeting

12 - 18 inches
3/8 inch

18 - 24 inches
1/2 inch

24 - 30 inches
3/4 inch

These are just guidelines and have been used by most of the commercial tank builders, the Acrylic manufacturers recommend thicker sheet, but the above recommendations have been "field-tested" over time and have proved reliable. Obviously, if money isn’t an issue get the next thickest size, it surely won’t hurt.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_acrylic_aquarium.php

http://duboisi.com/diy/BNdiytank/bndiytank.htm

http://saltaquarium.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=saltaquarium&cdn=homegarden&tm=109&f=22&su=p284.8.150.ip_&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http://fins.actwin.com/diy/acrylic.html
 

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